Things to Do in September

Discover activities for Labor Day Weekend and beyond!

Experience Colfax Canvas, festivals, outdoor activities, shopping, and more. Remember to follow mask-wearing requirements at some private businesses. View updated COVID-19 community resources to assist you in planning your visit.


Plan ahead. Buy tickets, sign-up online, or do a little research before attending these events and activities.

Art Mural on Colfax Ave

Colfax Canvas 2021
When: September 3-5
Where: The People's Building

Don’t miss the Colfax Canvas Block Party and festival happening over Labor Day weekend. This is a collaborative mural festival that is quickly defining Aurora’s Cultural Arts District. The festival is free to attend, so bring the whole family to enjoy an audio tour, music, food trucks, vendors, and a beer garden for guests that are 21+.

Twilight Shopping at Stanley
When: September 2, 5PM - 9PM
WHERE: Stanley Marketplace

Stop by the Stanley Marketplace on September 2nd to shop after hours and score exclusive deals! Hosted by June Ruby and Cheluna Brewing Company, twilight shopping happens the first Thursday of every month and is a great opportunity to get the family out for a night. Visit Cheluna brewing company for an assortment of 19 different beer options while you’re there. Not wanting a drink? Twilight shopping is a must, with different boutiques and small businesses open and on sale! Learn more at this link.

Celebrate National Beer Lovers Day
When: September 7
Where: Stanley Beer Hall

If you love beer, enjoy one on national beer lovers’ day this September! Stop by Stanley Beer Garden, with 30 taps of Colorado Craft beer and a menu full of appetizing foods. While you’re there, support small businesses and local events happening at the Stanley Marketplace. Visit the Beer Garden’s website here.

Women's Social Sunset and Glow SUP
WHEN: September 9, 6PM-8:30PM
WHERE: Cherry Creek State Park

Ladies, head over to the Cherry Creek State Park for a lovely night out! Paddleboarding, free merch, a digital photo album of the event, and new friends are a few of the great things that come with this event. Arrive anytime between 6 and 6:30 to get your board picked and pumped up. Head out on the water for a relaxing paddle and make your way to the beach when you’re ready for refreshing drinks! Find prices and more information at the event Facebook, found here.

Dream Machine Showcase
WHEN: September 11
WHERE: Wings Over the Rockies

Calling all aviation and car lovers! Witness the performance and style of the best-in-class Cirrus SR20, SR22 and Vision Jet along with a variety of sports and classic cars at the Dream Machine Showcase this September. Get tickets here!

Thirsty Fest
WHEN: September 11
WHERE: Stanley Marketplace

Head over to the Stanley Marketplace on September 11th for ThirstyFest! Supported by the Rocky Mountain Water Environment Association, all net proceeds from the festival benefit Water For People. There will be numerous local breweries, distilleries, food trucks, and other vendors as well as an awesome musical lineup. Get tickets here.

Wine Walk at Southlands
WHEN: September 16, 5-8PM
WHERE: Southlands Shopping & Lifestyle Center

Sip and stroll on Southlands Main Street through various wine and beer tasting stations. Tickets include ten (10) - 1 oz. pours of wine and a complementary souvenir glass. Invite a friend to wander through the newly-renovated Town Square and treat yourself at one of the many independent or big-box retail outlets. Tickets are $15 in advance or $25 the day of – that is unless they are sold out of course!


Don't just admire Van Gogh's paintings – immerse yourself in them at the most visited multi-sensory experience in the world. The Denver Center for the Performing Arts, Stephen Lindsay & Brett Sirota, and Andrew Kay Management, in partnership with Grande Experiences, present Van Gogh Alive, a large-scale, multi-sensory experience to entertain the whole family. Van Gogh's works have been displayed and enjoyed worldwide for over a century – but never like this. For a limited time only — July 9 through September 26 in The Hangar at Aurora's Stanley Marketplace — audiences have the unique opportunity to experience Van Gogh's artistry and indeed venture into his world. Get tickets now!


The following will be open throughout September, making it easy to plan your laid-back adventures in Aurora.

Experience the new FieldhouseUSA

The newly built, multi-purpose, indoor facility, is officially open to the public! Housing sporting activities and the fun filled Airhouse adventure park, this is not something you want to miss! The new Fieldhouse USA is a great place to have a fun day with the kids (or the kids at heart), as well as being a fantastic option for birthday parties and youth program events. Read more about the new build here!

Soak up the rest of summer this Labor Day weekend

Get the Family out this Labor Day to finish out the summer. Venture to the Aurora Reservoir for a day! From tanning in the sand to kayaking and fishing, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Wanting to stay inside? Head over to Town Center at Aurora to do some Labor Day shopping.